The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Saturday distanced itself from the Biafra National Guard, BNG.
IPOB said it has nothing to do with any group involved in criminality.
In a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, it said IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu does not encourage criminality.
Powerful disclosed that anybody caught in the act of criminality would be dealt with.
According to Powerful: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our prophet and indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU wish to alert IPOB families worldwide and the international community that we do not know of a group called Biafra National Guard (BNG) and should not be linked in a shape or form with this group whose activities do not correspond with IPOB’S fundamental objectives.
“We have observed the unpatriotic and nefarious activities of this group and we hereby unequivocally dissociate ourselves from the group and its activities. This group has no link whatsoever with IPOB and doesn’t work for IPOB. IPOB has nothing to do with any group associated with criminality. Our mandate is the peaceful restoration of Biafra, anything other than this will have nothing to do with us.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU does not encourage criminality or any action injurious to the people of Biafra. We don’t encourage extortion or forceful collection of fuel and other lubricants from any petrol station in Biafraland. This is criminality that cannot be condoned in Biafra land.
“IPOB also abhors hostage-taking and demand for ransom which is a common characteristic of Fulani terrorists and Fulani Herdsmen and any group associated with such criminality in Biafraland will be resisted by IPOB.
“Anybody or group caught in such barbaric act will be seriously dealt with. Some evil politicians are using criminally minded elements to foment trouble in our land.”